Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD

HematologyFemaleAge 65

Dr. Gaensler
Accepting new patients

Univ of California Home Care Serv

400 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143

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(415) 353-2421

Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD is a Hematology Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaensler to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gaensler is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus San Francisco, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gaensler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Acute Leukemia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaensler treats Acute Leukemia more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Gaensler treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 1
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 2
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 3
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 4
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 5
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 6
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 7
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L1
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L2
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L3
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Aggressive-Phase
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Negative
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Positive
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Pancytopenia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaensler treats Pancytopenia more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Gaensler treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Bleeding Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaensler treats Bleeding Disorders more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Gaensler treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Gaensler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hemophilia
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Purpura
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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Dr. Gaensler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Gaensler's Reviews

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  • Explained conditions well (1)
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Known Dr. Gaensler for 15+ years through cancer treatment. Súper smart, in-the-know doc who is an integral part of cutting-edge treatment for blood cancers. It makes all the difference to wholeheartedly trust a doctor and not have to stress about direction of treatment or quality of care. She’s one of those docs.
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She was very dismissive when dealing with my family during a recent hospital stay. She projected onto my family member what she thought his temperament was without listening and taking in what our family was describing as parts of his personality. She kept saying "I've seen difficult patients before" and "I've been doing this for decades". Life and death decisions or mistakes can be made without understanding the patient and just looking at a test result.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD is a Hematology Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Harvard...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1987
U Calif San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1984
U Calif San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1982
U Calif San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1981
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gaensler frequently treats Acute Leukemia, Pancytopenia, and Bleeding Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gaensler treats.

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Dr. Gaensler's office is located at 400 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gaensler speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Univ of California Home Care Serv400 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)